Published Nov 19, 2013Winnipeg singer-songwriter Greg MacPherson has had to cancel the BC leg of his Canadian tour in support of his new album Fireball after his car spun out on black ice and ended up in a ditch on Monday (November 18).
MacPherson, along with longtime drummer Rob Gardiner, are both okay after the scare that took place in the early afternoon yesterday, leading them to axe the remaining dates on their cross-Canada tour.
The duo hit a patch of ice on the Yellowhead Highway near Jasper after a gig in Alberta as they were on their way into BC for shows in Vancouver, Powell River, Nelson and Kelowna. After the car was removed from the ditch, the duo turned around and headed east towards their Winnipeg home in an effort to avoid impending snowstorms. MacPherson says the roads near Jasper where they spun off the road were covered in ice.
MacPherson messaged promoters that he was upset and "seriously bummed" about missing the shows and that he had "never cancelled a tour in his life." He also posted on his Facebook page: "Note to self: Don't book Canadian tours in November."
No word yet on when the shows might be rescheduled. For now, note the cancelled concerts below:
11/20 Powell River, BC – The Hub 101
11/21 Kelowna, BC – Habitat
11/22 Nelson, BC – Kootenay Co-op Radio